The AFC MA Development Department focuses on strengthening MA administrations and providing the tools needed to grow the game at national level.

Department Objectives:

  • To provide MAs with practical tools, services and other support that enable them to run the most modern sports’ governing body possible and to develop football as the number one sport in their country.
  • To ensure that all regulations managed by the Department are correctly implemented with the relevant support of internal and external bodies to guarantee transparency and consistency, whilst always seeking to improve these regulations as required for overall development of AFC MAs.
  • To continue to take best practices for MA, league and club management and commercialisation to those that implement such activities.
  • To continuously seek more efficient internal practices to not only enable better implementation of all programmes but to also set the standard expected of football governing bodies in Asia.

The department’s mission is to identify focused and dedicated services to maximise the potential of MAs


This department comprises three units:


MA Development

Development and AFAP

Club Licensing

MA Administration Education

Jul 05 2016
Ashgabat: An Assessment Visit and Planning Meeting have been held recently in...
Jun 23 2016
Kuala Lumpur: AFC has conducted a club licensing spot check in Japan and found...
Jun 21 2016
Kuala Lumpur: The Football Federations of Bangladesh and Tajikistan are...
Apr 13 2016
Kuala Lumpur: New General Secretaries (GS) from Member Associations (MA) across...
Dec 16 2015
Kuala Lumpur: Officials from FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC)...
Nov 03 2015
New Delhi: A two-day AFC KICK OFF Regional Workshop 2015 for Central and South...
Oct 29 2015
New Delhi: The recently appointed Asian Football Confederation Development...
Oct 18 2015
Dubai: A series of workshops under the AFC Kick Off programme were concluded in...
Oct 16 2015
On the back of long-term collaboration between the Asian Football Confederation...